My children love pancake and sausages on a stick from the store, but the price is scary. I love breakfasts that are easy to eat for those days when the bus rolls up a few minutes early. The boys have to eat and dash a lot.
This is my version. It's cheaper and without a stick, but it still pleases the children. I don't know the true name, but we have affectionately knighted it "Toad In The Hole". The sausages are nestled inside "holes" of the pancake batter. Add a little syrup and you have a treat!
Here's what you do:
- In a 9 x 13 pan, brown and bake sausage links in a hot oven. This takes about 15 minutes. You will need to turn the sausages over to prevent burning.
- Whip up a batch of pancake batter. You can use a package or your own version. I always add a little vanilla to the mix!
- When the sausages are cooked through, pour the batter over the "toads".
- Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the pancake batter has risen and tests done in the middle.
- Cut into squares and serve warm with maple syrup or applesauce.
I have made small muffins before, using the same method above. I just break the sausage into smaller pieces and fill the muffin tins half way up. It's a nice way to dress up this easy casserole for a brunch.
What's your favorite way to eat pancakes?